Tim: The starting a cappella chorus either gets the song off to a good start or a bad start, depending on what you like.
Tom: I’d call that a very good start. It’s confident, and it sounds great.
Tim: On the other hand, the music making its way in to back up the first verse should persuade any detractors, and then the energy in the choruses will, I think, sort out any difficulties.
Tom: Somehow that manages to be both energetic and understated at the same time. I felt like I wanted to clap along.
Tim: It’s good, isn’t it? If you don’t at least sort of like this song after a minute or so, basically you’re wrong.
Tom: It’s rare for me to agree with such a bold statement from you, but agree with you I do. That chorus is just beautiful.
Tim: And maybe it’s the general uptemponess of it, but it really doesn’t feel like it’s three and a half minutes long – the first time I heard it I thought why isn’t it longer?
Tom: I don’t think I ever expected to hear that from you.
Tim: No – me neither. I will go back to form now, though, and say that the stupidly long fade out at the end sucks.
Tom: You don’t hear fade outs much these days, do you? It does seem a bit retro. Let’s hope for a remix.